Klee Foundation Staff

Portrait of Executive Director Amanda N. McIntyreAmanda N. McIntyre

Executive Director

Amanda McIntyre joined the Klee Foundation as Executive Director in July of 2019. Amanda comes to the foundation world with 15 years of experience working in a variety of development and operational capacities to help nonprofit organizations of all sizes rise to meet the needs of their community. As a fundraiser-turned-funder, Amanda’s goal remains simple – to equip the helpers, healers and happiness-drivers of the world with the resources they need to do their best work. 

 Amanda’s prior experience includes working as the Assoc. Director of Development for ProLiteracy Worldwide and the Director of Development for Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. She holds degrees from Northeastern University and the State University of New York at Cortland. 

Amanda resides in Whitney Point, New York with her husband and daughter. She enjoys reading, drinking copious amounts of tea, and dreaming up her family’s next adventure.


Portrait of Administrative Assistant Michele DuquellaMichele Duquella

Administrative Assistant

When you call the Klee office, chances are that you’ll speak first with administrative assistant Michele Duquella. A lifelong Vestal resident, Michele says she was totally unaware of the local nonprofit world before she joined the foundation staff in 2006. Today, she knows a great deal and can help with most questions you may have. When the phone isn’t ringing, she manages vendor and grant accounts, processes grant payments, prepares notebooks of grant proposals for the board and performs many other tasks to keep the office running smoothly.

Michele enjoys adding to her knowledge about various nonprofits and meeting their staff when they come to the Klee office.

Outside the office, Michele loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. The grandchildren are quite young, so she must hold in check her hope to have them join her in travel. In an ideal world, she says, she also would love to become more confident in her ability to cook interesting and healthy meals.

Michele holds an associate’s degree from Broome Community College (as it was previously known), where she studied accounting.